Day: May 15, 2013

Why rituals work

Francesca Gino and Michael I. Norton suggest that there are real benefits to rituals, religious or otherwise, in Scientific American:

Receiving the Holy Mystery

In Forward Movement’s “50 Days of Fabulous” , a celebration of the Easter Season, Susan McDonald reflects on understanding the Eucharist:

The “myth” of Christian persecution

Candida Moss’ new book “The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom” addresses the exaggeration of claims of martyrdom in the early church, and the effect it has in modern circles concerning the way Christianity is taught and perceived.